Ingredient Database:
chicory root extract

Simple Definition: Inulin (a mildly sweet soluble fiber and prebiotic) that has been extracted from the roots of the chicory plant.

Our Comments:

Whereas fresh chicory root typically contains, by dry weight, 68% inulin, 14% sucrose, 5% cellulose, 6% protein, 4% ash, and 3% other compounds, dried chicory root extract contains, by weight, approximately 98% inulin and 2% other compounds.

Categories this ingredient falls under:

Fiber: This is a source of fiber, which produces firmer stools but has no other use for ferrets. Excessive fiber may be harmful.
Supplement: This was added to ensure your pet doesn't face any vitamin, mineral, or other nutrient deficiencies.

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